Rancilio Silvia vs Gaggia Classic

Should I buy a Rancilio Silvia or the Gaggia Classic?

If you are looking for a semi automatic espresso machine that will give you consistent shots, and will look great on your kitchen counter, you probably have in mind the Gaggia Classic and the Silvia from Rancilio. There are other machines within the same price range, however, these two espresso machines are the best rated by customers.

Let’s see what technical aspects of the two machines we can compare: brew group, boiler size, shot consistency, quality, temperature stability, versatility, reliability, and price.

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Krups Espresseria Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

Krups Espresseria Espresso Machine
Krups Espresso Machine on Amazon

Fully automatic machines are very expensive, depending on brand and features, the price tag can go very high. Krups Espresseria is a nice compromise between price, level of automation, and reliability.

One remarkable thing about it is the capability to use oily beans. Most super-automatic cannot be used with oily beans. Espresseria from Krups has a divider for oily beans, and there is no problem grinding them.

Obviously, the price is very affordable, and most of us think that “It must be missing great features, at this price”. 

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Saeco Philips Intelia Super-Automatic Espresso Machine Review

Saeco Intelia
Intelia is one of the best fully automatic espresso machines on the market. This is not a surprise for a Saeco product. With a long history in the industry, Saeco confirms even after joining Philips.
Intelia automates all of the steps for brewing an espresso shot, or a cappuccino, and minimizes your work, and the risk of brewing errors. With this machine, even the least talented home barista can pull a great espresso shot, and make a stunning cappuccino.
But all these are the norm for any machine in its class, so it is somewhat expected.… Read more

DeLonghi Esam Magnifica Review

DeLonghi ESAM Magnifica
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica on Amazon

De’Longhi ESAM Magnifica is a super-automatic espresso machine on the lower price range, and it’s often compared to Krups Espresseria. The two offer about the same feature set at a comparable price. Each of the two has its strength and weaknesses, and depending on your needs and preferences, you might choose one or the other.

ESAM3300 Magnifica is an affordable espresso machine, and it will turn your espresso making into a pleasure, providing consistency, and convenience at the touch of a button.

Espresso shot in Bodum glass cupSumming up some of the De’Longhi‘s great features:

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Gaggia Titanium Super-Automatic Espresso Machine Review

Gaggia 90500 Titanium Super Automatic Espresso Machine
Gaggia 90500 Titanium on Amazon

Gaggia Titanium makes a breeze the preparation of a latte, a cappuccino or brewing a cafe crema. Cafe crema, if you didn’t know, is a type of espresso more diluted than a lungo, but the shot doesn’t have water added to it as in cafe Americano, but the extraction is just prolonged a little bit. (It’s more than that, but not the purpose of this article). So this machine can adjust exactly the parameters so you can get the most flavorful cup of coffee you have ever had.

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Jura ENA 9 – One Touch

Jura Capresso Ena 9 – One Touch

When Jura and Capresso, two of the big espresso equipment companies have merged, I was a little disappointed, because this means less competition. However, I realized soon that by joining forces, the two manufacturers could make espresso machines that will stand apart from the crowd. And this is what happened in fact. Jura Capresso Ena 9 is one of the greatest super automatic espresso machines on the market.

With features to help you automate making espresso based drinks, it removes all of the guessing behind nailing a perfect espresso, and foaming the milk to perfection.

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Super Automatic Espresso Machine Reviews – Jura vs Saeco vs Gaggia

The Best Super Automatic Espresso Machine

Super automatic espresso machine - Saeco Xsmall PlusWe tested the most popular super automatic machines, Jura Elektroapparate, (Capresso), Gaggia, Saeco, DeLonghi and Krups, and although there is no clear winner, we can definitely point advantages and disadvantages for all the machines discussed.

The super automatics are a relatively new product on the market, and despite the relatively high price point, they popularity is continuously growing. The reason of this growing popularity of the super-automatic machine is that they remove the human error factor, and allow a fast brew, with consistent results, and with good results.

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Rancilio HSD Silvia Espresso Machine Review

Rancilio HSD-Silvia
Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine photo credit Amazon

Like any semi-automatic machine, Rancilio HSD Silvia, targets the home brewing sector, the espresso enthusiasts, that love to tweak their espresso to perfection. These people take espresso brewing very serious, and a few stumbles will not scare them. If you are one of these people, then this machine is definitely for you. You can tweak your espresso to perfection, and get most of that perfect African bean with your Silvia.On the other hand, if you like convenience, and consistency, and you’d rather have your shot the same every time, then you would like to look at other espresso machines.… Read more